[ kos-pley ]
/ ˈkɒsˌpleɪ /


the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.
a skit featuring these costumed characters.

verb (used with object)

to portray (a fictional character) by dressing in costume.

verb (used without object)

to take part in cosplay: He cosplayed as a Jedi from Star Wars.

Nearby words

  1. cosmopolitan,
  2. cosmopolitanize,
  3. cosmopolite,
  4. cosmos,
  5. cosmotron,
  6. cosponsor,
  7. coss,
  8. cossack,
  9. cossack hat,
  10. cossacks

Origin of cosplay

First recorded in 1995–2000; cos(tume) + play Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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